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Introduction to Ice Fishing

When: Tuesday, February 18
Where: Deweys Pond, Quechee, VT
When: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Vermont Fish & Wildlife and Hartford Parks and Recreation are partnering to offer Introduction to Ice Fishing programs. Learn the basics of ice fishing including, safety, regulations, tip ups and more!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Introduction to Ice Fishing

When: Saturday, February 22, 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Lake Parran Access Area, North Bennington, VT

Join us at Lake Parren Access Area to learn the basics of ice fishing! Topics covered will include safety, equipment, regulations and more! All equipment will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather and bring plenty of hot chocolate.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

East Hill WMA Tour and Winter Wildlife Tracking

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020  
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: East Hill WMA, Wolcott, Vermont | map

Join a VT Fish & Wildlife biologist Tim Appleton on a tour of the East Hill Wildlife Management Area in Wolcott for a guided tour and discussion about the importance and uniqueness of a wildlife management area and how they differ from other types of state lands such as state forest and state parks. We will meet at the WMA parking area off Marsh Road for a leisurely walk on relatively flat ground but may go off-trail at times. We’ll discuss tracks, trees, mammals, birds, historical resources, management activities and any other curiosities we find along the way. 

Please bring snowshoes and wear appropriate clothing and footwear for being outdoors in winter, including extra layers, food, and water, as well as binoculars if you have them.  You should also be able to walk 1-2 miles at a relaxed pace over a relatively flat trail while wearing snowshoes, if needed.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Presentation on Using Bear Hounds and Ways to Reduce Bear-Human Conflicts

Vermont Bear Hound Association President Butch Spear and Vermont Bear Biologist Forrest Hammond will speak about the legal, regulated hunting of bears with hounds in Vermont and the challenges of co-existing with bears in Bradford on Saturday, February 22.

The free presentation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Bradford Academy, 172 North Main Street, Bradford, VT 05033. 

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Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Targeting Walleye Through the Ice

When: Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Lake Carmi State Park

Join us at Lake Carmi State Park to learn the basics of targeting walleye through the ice! Topics covered will include safety, equipment, regulations and more! All equipment will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather and bring plenty of hot chocolate.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Introducing the "Connecting to Nature Book Club"

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, in cooperation with the Vermont Land Ethic Partnership, is offering a new “Connecting to Nature Book Club” to encourage discussion about the many ways people who live in Vermont benefit from and interact with Vermont’s bountiful natural resources.  

The first book will be Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.  There will be three meetings total, the first meeting is on Tuesday, March 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Zero Gravity Brewery, 716 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401. 

This event is free, but there are limited spaces. 

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Monday, February 24, 2020 (All day)

Introduction to Fly Tying: Castleton VT

Learn the basics of fly tying in this fun hands on course! Course topics will include terminology, tools and basic fly patterns. This course is part of partnership between the Green Mountain Fly Tyers and Vermont Fish & Wildlife. The course runs from 6:30-8:30pm, Monday evenings, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, & 3/16. There is a $20 materials fee, participants are expected to attend all 4 evenings.

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Monday, February 24, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Introduction to Ice Fishing

When: Wednesday, February 26, 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: South Bay Memphremagog Access Area, Newport, VT

Join us at South Bay Access Area on Lake Memphremagog to learn the basics of ice fishing! Topics covered will include safety, equipment, regulations and more! All equipment will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather and bring plenty of hot chocolate.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Invasive Plant Workshop for Consulting Foresters

The Private Lands Team of Vermont Fish and Wildlife and Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation will be hosting a workshop for consulting foresters to learn about treating invasive plants with cost-share funding on Wednesday, February 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This workshop will help consulting foresters learn how to move through the EQIP application process and plan successful invasive plant treatments in order to get good results for their clients. 

Registration is free, but space is limited.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Ice Fishing For Smelt

Thursday, February 27
Blush Hill Boat Launch, Waterbury, VT
5:00pm-8:00pm

Join us at Blush Hill on Waterbury Reservoir for an evening of learning about smelting! Topics covered will include safety, equipment, regulations and more! All equipment will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather, and bring a headlamp and chair or bucket to sit on.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
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